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ROKIT Announces Three New 3D Printers

ROKIT Announces Three New 3D Printers

By Zach Walton April 14, 2014

ROKIT may not be as instantly identifiable as MakerBot or 3D Systems, but the Korean 3D printer manufacturer should definitely be on your radar. The company launched the 3DISON+ 3D printer in 2013 and sold 4,300 units in a year. …

South Korea's FTC Clears Google On Android South Korea's FTC Clears Google On Android

It looks like Google has won another antitrust battle, this time in South Korea. The country’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly decided to acquit Google on charges that it has used its Android operating system to gain an unfair advantage for …

Two Dead, Sixty Injured in Plane Crash Two Dead, Sixty Injured in Plane Crash

An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 60 passengers. The San Francisco Fire Department has confirmed the number of killed and injured and …

New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration

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On Monday, the citizens of North Korea celebrated the 101st birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the first leader of the country and the grandfather of its current leader, Kim Jong-un. Today, North Korea has issued more threats, continuing the rhetoric that …

Korean Student Dies After Being Buried In Sand Korean Student Dies After Being Buried In Sand

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“Student dies in sand pit” is not something you want to wake up to in the morning. There’s enough problems in the world today that we don’t need stories of young people with a future ahead of them dying due …

Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid

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It’s hard launching a blockbuster video game these days. Even if you work for a decade and spend hundreds of millions of dollars in development, entitled fans will find something to complain about within minutes of a game’s release. EA …

UFO Spotted By South Korean Airline Passengers UFO Spotted By South Korean Airline Passengers

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Over the weekend, a passenger on a flight over Seoul, South Korea captured what appeared to be a UFO buzzing the aircraft. In the video, the unidentified passenger is filming the otherwise uneventful view from the plane’s window. Suddenly he …

YouTube Adds "Shows" Page For Korean TV Fans YouTube Adds "Shows" Page For Korean TV Fans

YouTube announced on its blog yesterday that it is adding a Shows page for Korean viewers. The page will organize the wide variety of Korean television shows made available on YouTube. Korean programming available on the new Shows page ranges …

South Korean Arrested For Retweeting “Long Live Kim Jong-il” South Korean Arrested For Retweeting “Long Live Kim Jong-il”

We told you last week how it was a war crime to use a smart phone in North Korea. It’s also apparently a crime to retweet the North Korean twitter account in South Korea. Amnesty USA is reporting that Park …

Apple / Google Apps Refund Policy under Scrutiny in Korea Apple / Google Apps Refund Policy under Scrutiny in Korea

Many Korean consumers are growing cautious of apps available from online stores due to constrictive refund policies.  Those who find apps to be less than satisfactory are at the mercy of some inconsistent policies (if one exists at all). Apple, …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Samsung To Block Sales In Korea? iPhone 5 Rumor: Samsung To Block Sales In Korea?

According to Samsung execs, there’s already a plan in motion to stop the sales of the upcoming iPhone 5 in Korea. Of course the phone is not only unreleased but at this point is still unannounced. But that hasn’t stopped …

Twitter Launches In Korean

Twitter usage has increased a lot in South Korea over the last year, and it may soon skyrocket.  Late yesterday, Twitter announced that it has launched in Korean, giving South Korea’s 48.5 million citizens the opportunity to access the service in their native language.

Korean Police Raid Google’s Offices Over Street View
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In spite of the apologies Google’s issued and the corrective actions the company’s taken, Google’s Street View-related problems appear to be growing worse, not going away.  Earlier today, Korean authorities raided its local offices in connection with the case.

Android Market Sales Commence In Korea

South Korea has a reputation for being home to some of most ardent smartphone users in existence, and Android devices are supposed to be among the world’s most advanced smartphones.  It never made much sense, then, that Koreans were only allowed to access free Android apps, and Google’s now (mostly) corrected the oversight.

eBay Completes Tender Offer for Gmarket
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Today eBay announced the completion of a tender offer for all outstanding common shares and American Depositary Shares (ADSs) of Gmarket. Back in April, eBay announced that it was spending $1.2 billion to acquire those shares.

Gmarket is known as Korea’s leading eCommerce business, and it will apparently be combined with eBay’s existing online marketplace in Korea, Internet Auction Company.

Google Goes the Privacy Route for YouTube in South Korea
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Last month, reports came out indicating that Google might have to make YouTube users in South Korea confirm their real identities if they wanted to upload or comment on content. There is a law in that country that went into effect on April 1st, that requires users to provide their ID numbers and would require Google to turn over information to the South Korean government when asked.

Google Looking for A Larger Presence in Asia?
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Google has acquired Korean "blog specialty" company TNC (Tatter and Company). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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